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Immigration Issues/Deportation proceeding. PLEASE HELP


My friend came to U.S in 2002 under E-2 visa but she became out of status when she tried to obtain F-1 visa as she turn 21. (its been about a year)
She is currently a University student in San Diego (UCSD)
On Wednesday, she got detained at detention facility for petty theft and god placed under INS hold because of her status.
On Friday, she had a trial for her petty theft misdemeanor case and case settled for just trespass.
She is waiting to be transferred to the INS facility and we were hoping to get her out on bail till her deportation through bail hearing. But now it says "Deportation proceeding" under her profile that i have access to through sheriff's website.
Is there any hope for her to get out on bail/possible cancellation of deportation proceeding?
What is going to happen next to her??
Please Please help us.
Thank you so much for your time.

Hello Kayla:

Some aliens in removal proceedings, are eligible for release upon posting of a bond. Your friend should be able to tell you, whether she is eligible for a bond. If this is the case, you can post the bond and she will be released. Your friend also have to the right to request a redetermination of the bond amount if it is found to be too high.

Finally you will have to retain an immigration attorney to represent her before the court.


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Annick Tchokonte-Koloko


Ms. Koloko's practice includes removal defense, political asylum, federal litigation, consular processing, criminal law, and assistance in business and family based visas. Ms. Koloko is an experienced litigator who practices regularly in courts throughout the United States.


Ms. Koloko had litigated cases before the Immigration Courts as well as the Board of Immigration Appeals. Ms. Koloko also handled successfully numerous non-immigrant and immigrant applications before USCIS, as well as US Consular Posts.

AILA (American Immigration Lawyers Association) Admitted to practice in U.S. District Court, Western District of New York Admitted in New York

Ms. Koloko received a JD from the University of Paris, as well as Master of Laws (LLM) from Franklin Pierce Law Center.

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